TV/Radio: Money Changes Everything. National Public Radio wore its poverty like a badge of honor. What's it going to wear now that it's $230 million richer? By JACQUES STEINBERG.
Music: How Pop Sounded Before It Popped. An astonishing trove of pop music from 100 years ago is now available on the Web, opening up a lost musical world that deserves its place in the historical narrative. By JODY ROSEN.
Music: In Search of the Next Great American Opera. If they write it, will audiences come? Composers and presenters are banking on it. By ANNE MIDGETTE.
Where Have You Gone, Molly Picon?. The future is in doubt for some of the last remaining artifacts from the era of New York's boisterous Yiddish theater. By ROBERT SIMONSON.
Pipe Down, We're Trying to Watch a Cartoon. If a picture is worth a thousand words, why is the current generation of animated films so insufferably chatty? By CHARLES SOLOMON.
DVD: More Shameless Pandering to That Over-89 Demographic. The DVD retrospective of "The Original Amateur Hour," the nation's just-folks talent contest, is glorious comfort for the very old [~] and incredibly boring for everyone else. By CLAIRE DEDERER.